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Professor James Faulconbridge

Professor James Faulconbridge

Professor

Charles Carter Building
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YX


Tel: +44 1524 510265

Affiliations

Organisation Work and Technology
Centre for Law and Society
People, Work and Organisation

I have three inter-related areas of research focus:

Globalization and professional service firms

I am also interested in theories of globalization and the way these can be used to understand the globalization of professional service firms. Recent research in this area includes:

  • An ESRC funded project on the globalization executive search firms
  • A British Academy funded project on the globalization architecture firms
  • A Sloan foundation project on the work of global advertising agencies in US cities

Knowledge, learning and innovation

My work uses theories of communities of practice as well as related theories of knowledge and learning to examine the practices and spaces of learning in different organisations. Relevant projects include:

  • An ESRC funded project on professional training and education that analyses the local and global influences on education, training and learning in law firms
  • A British Council funded Exchange programme exploring the way knowledge and practice relating to sustainable building design travels

Mobility in everyday and business life

Work in this area focuses on the now central role of mobility in both day-to-day social life and in the reproduction of global business spaces. Drawing on and contributing to work on the ?mobilities turn' in the social sciences, as well as work on concepts of practice, recent projects include:

  • A Research Councils Energy Programme funded project focusing on mobility and the implications of disruptions to mobility for personal and business lives and for the carbon impacts of travel
  • A European Research Council funded network exploring ?The Future of Business Mobilities'

PhD Supervision Interests

Please contact me to discuss possible topics for PhD research. I would be particularly interested in hearing from people with proposals that fit within the three broad areas of interest detailed on my webpage.

Selected Publications

Institutional legacies in TNCs and their management through training academies: the case of transnational law firms in Italy

Faulconbridge, J., Muzio, D. & Cook, A. 01/2012 In: Global Networks. 12, 1, p. 48-70 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The rescaling of the professions: towards a transnational sociology of the professions

Faulconbridge, J. & Muzio, D. 01/2012 In: International Sociology. 27, 1, p. 109-125 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Towards corporate professionalization: the case of project management, management consultancy and executive search

Muzio, D., Hodgson, D., Faulconbridge, J., Beaverstock, J. & Hall, S. 07/2011 In: Current Sociology. 59, 4, p. 443-464 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The globalization of advertising.

Faulconbridge, J. R., Beaverstock, J. V., Nativel, C. & Taylor, P. J. 2011 London & New York: Routledge. 189 p. (Routledge studies in human geography)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Global architects: learning and innovation through communities and constellations of practice.

Faulconbridge, J. R. 2010 In: Environment and Planning A. 42, 12, p. 2842-2858 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

TNCs as embedded social communities: transdisciplinary perspectives.

Faulconbridge, J. R. 2010 In: Critical Perspectives on International Business. 6, 4, p. 273-290 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Professionalization, legitimization and the creation of executive search markets in Europe.

Beaverstock, J. V., Hall, S. & Faulconbridge, J. 11/2010 In: Journal of Economic Geography. 10, 6, p. 825-843 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Rebalancing the geographies of financial services power: the role of sovereign wealth funds.

Faulconbridge, J. 2010 In: Environment and Planning A. 42, 9, p. 2280-2283 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The financialization of large law firms: situated discourses and practices of reorganization.

Faulconbridge, J. & Muzio, D. 09/2009 In: Journal of Economic Geography. 9, 5, p. 641-661 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Introduction: Financial geographies — the credit crisis as an opportunity to catch economic geography’s next boat?

Engelen, E. & Faulconbridge, J. 09/2009 In: Journal of Economic Geography. 9, 5, p. 587-595 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The regulation of design in global architecture firms: embedding and emplacing buildings.

Faulconbridge, J. 11/2009 In: Urban Studies. 46, 12, p. 2537-2554 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

New insights into the internationalization of producer services: Organizational strategies and spatial economies for global headhunting firms

Faulconbridge, J. R., Hall, S. & Beaverstock, J. V. 2008 In: Environment and Planning A. 40, 1, p. 210-234 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2014

Transnational corporations shaping institutional change: the case of English law firms in Germany

Faulconbridge, J. & Muzio, D. 2014 In: Journal of Economic Geography.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Advanced producer service firms as strategic networks, global cities as strategic places

Taylor, P. J., Derudder, B., Faulconbridge, J., Hoyler, M. & Ni, P. 07/2014 In: Economic Geography. 90, 3, p. 267-291 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Reproducing the City of London’s institutional landscape: the role of education and the learning of situated practices by early career elites

Faulconbridge, J. & Hall, S. 2014 In: Environment and Planning A: Environment and Planning. 46, 7, p. 1682-1698 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The executive

Faulconbridge, J. 2014 The Routledge handbook of mobilities. Adey, P., Bissell, D., Hannam, K. & Sheller, M. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 376-387 12 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Wealth segmentation and the mobilities of the super-rich: a conceptual framework

Beaverstock, J. V. & Faulconbridge, J. 2014 Elite mobilities. Birtchnell, T. & Caletrío, J. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 40-61 22 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2013

How to cope with mobility expectations in academia?: individual travel strategies of tenured academics at Ghent University, Flanders.

Storme, T., Beaverstock, J. V., Derudder, B., Faulconbridge, J. & Witlox, F. 12/2013 In: Research in Transportation Business and Management. 9, p. 12-20 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Situated bottom of the pyramid markets and the multinational corporation

Faulconbridge, J. R. 09/2013 In: Marketing Theory. 13, 3, p. 393-396 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Mobile "green' design knowledge: institutions, bricolage and the relational production of embedded sustainable building designs

Faulconbridge, J. 04/2013 In: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, New Series. 38, 2, p. 339-353 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The Global Professional Service Firm: ‘One Firm’ Models versus (Italian) Distant Institutionalized Practices

Muzio, D. & Faulconbridge, J. 2013 In: Organization Studies. 34, 7, p. 897-925

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

The business of global cities

Beaverstock, J. V. (ed.) & Faulconbridge, J. (ed.) 2012 London: Routledge. (Global Cities)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Executive Search

Beaverstock, J. V., Faulconbridge, J. & Hall, S. 2012 The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Globalization. Ritzer, G. (ed.). Wiley Blackwell, p. 615-621 7 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

The professions

Faulconbridge, J. 2012 The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Globalization. Ritzer, G. (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, p. 1711-1717 7 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Business knowledges within and between the world city

Faulconbridge, J. & Hall, S. 2012 The international handbook of globalization and world cities. Derruder, B., Taylor, P., Hoyler, M. & Witlox, F. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, p. 230-239 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The geography of management consultancy firms

Faulconbridge, J. & Jones, A. 2012 The Oxford handbook of management consulting firms. Clark, T. & Kipping, M. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 225-243 19 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Economic geographies of power: methodological challenges and interdisciplinary analytical possibilities

Faulconbridge, J. 12/2012 In: Progress in Human Geography. 36, 6, p. 734-756 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

London’s Legal Elite: recruitment through cultural capital and the reproduction of social exclusivity in City professional service fields

Cook, A., Faulconbridge, J. & Muzio, D. 2012 In: Environment and Planning A: Environment and Planning. 44, 7, p. 1744-1762 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Alliance “Capitalism” and Legal Education: An English Perspective

Faulconbridge, J. 1/06/2012 In: Fordham Law Review. 80, 6, p. 2651-2659 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Institutional legacies in TNCs and their management through training academies: the case of transnational law firms in Italy

Faulconbridge, J., Muzio, D. & Cook, A. 01/2012 In: Global Networks. 12, 1, p. 48-70 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The rescaling of the professions: towards a transnational sociology of the professions

Faulconbridge, J. & Muzio, D. 01/2012 In: International Sociology. 27, 1, p. 109-125 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Book review: The economic geography of air transportation; Bowen J

Faulconbridge, J. 09/2011 In: Journal of Economic Geography. 11, 5, p. 923-924 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

You are the way you fly: on the association between business travel and business class travel

Derrudder, B., Beaverstock, J. V., Faulconbridge, J., Storme, T. & Witlox, F. 07/2011 In: Journal of Transport Geography. 19, 4, p. 997-1000

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Towards corporate professionalization: the case of project management, management consultancy and executive search

Muzio, D., Hodgson, D., Faulconbridge, J., Beaverstock, J. & Hall, S. 07/2011 In: Current Sociology. 59, 4, p. 443-464 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The globalization of advertising.

Faulconbridge, J. R., Beaverstock, J. V., Nativel, C. & Taylor, P. J. 2011 London & New York: Routledge. 189 p. (Routledge studies in human geography)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Globalization and the city

Beaverstock, J. V., Faulconbridge, J. R. & Hoyler, M. 2011 The Sage Handbook of Economic Geography. Lee, R., Leyshon, A., McDowell, L. & Sunley, P. (eds.). London: Sage, p. 189-201 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2010

International business travel in the global economy

Beaverstock, J. V. (ed.), Derudder, B. (ed.), Faulconbridge, J. (ed.) & Witlox, F. (ed.) 2010 Aldershot: Ashgate. 242 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Global architects: learning and innovation through communities and constellations of practice.

Faulconbridge, J. R. 2010 In: Environment and Planning A. 42, 12, p. 2842-2858 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Geographies of space design: special issue introduction.

Faulconbridge, J. R. & McNeill, D. 2010 In: Environment and Planning A. 42, 12, p. 2820-2823 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Business services: driving the knowledge-based economy in the UK?

Faulconbridge, J. R. 2010 The economic geography of the UK. Coe, N. & Jones, A. (eds.). London: Sage, 264 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

TNCs as embedded social communities: transdisciplinary perspectives.

Faulconbridge, J. R. 2010 In: Critical Perspectives on International Business. 6, 4, p. 273-290 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Professionalization, legitimization and the creation of executive search markets in Europe.

Beaverstock, J. V., Hall, S. & Faulconbridge, J. 11/2010 In: Journal of Economic Geography. 10, 6, p. 825-843 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Rebalancing the geographies of financial services power: the role of sovereign wealth funds.

Faulconbridge, J. 2010 In: Environment and Planning A. 42, 9, p. 2280-2283 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Official’ and ‘unofficial’ measurements of international business travel to and from the UK: trends, patterns and limitations.

Beaverstock, J. V. & Faulconbridge, J. R. 2009 International business travel in the global economy. Beaverstock, J. V., Derudder, B., Faulconbridge, J. R. & Witlox, F. (eds.). Farnham: Ashgate, p. 57-84 28 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Firm mobility and organizational networks. Innovation, embeddedness and economic geography by Knoben, J. 2008

Faulconbridge, J. R. 09/2009 In: Growth and Change. 40, 3, p. 552-555 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Entries on ‘Alternative economies’ ‘Clusters’, ‘Flexible Accumulation’, ‘Fordism’, ‘Investment’, ‘Knowledge economy’, ‘Post-Fordism’

Faulconbridge, J. R. 2009 The dictionary of human geography (5th ed.). Gregory, D., Johnson, R., Pratt, G., Wattts, M. & Whatmore, S. (eds.). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 1052 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Globalization: interconnected worlds.

Faulconbridge, J. & Beaverstock, J. 18/12/2009 Key concepts in Geography (2nd edition). Holloway, S., Rice, S. P., Valentine, G. & Clifford, N. (eds.). London: Sage, p. 331-343 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Economics and human geography.

Faulconbridge, J. & Hall, S. 1/07/2009 International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Kitchin, R. & Thrift, N. (eds.). Oxford: Elsevier, Vol. 3, p. 332-337 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Organisational geographies of power: introduction to the special issue.

Faulconbridge, J. & Hall, S. 09/2009 In: Geoforum. 40, 5, p. 785-789 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Legal education, globalization, and cultures of professional practice.

Faulconbridge, J. & Muzio, D. 2009 In: Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. 22, 4, p. 1335-1359 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The financialization of large law firms: situated discourses and practices of reorganization.

Faulconbridge, J. & Muzio, D. 09/2009 In: Journal of Economic Geography. 9, 5, p. 641-661 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Introduction: Financial geographies — the credit crisis as an opportunity to catch economic geography’s next boat?

Engelen, E. & Faulconbridge, J. 09/2009 In: Journal of Economic Geography. 9, 5, p. 587-595 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The regulation of design in global architecture firms: embedding and emplacing buildings.

Faulconbridge, J. 11/2009 In: Urban Studies. 46, 12, p. 2537-2554 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Corporate ecologies of business travel: working towards a research agenda.

Faulconbridge, J., Beaverstock, J., Derrudder, B. & Witlox, F. 07/2009 In: European Urban and Regional Studies. 16, 3, p. 295-308 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Exploring cultural economies of internationalisation: exploring the role of ‘iconic individuals’ and ‘brand leaders’ in global headhunting firms.

Hall, S., Faulconbridge, J., Beaverstock, J. & Hewitson, A. 07/2009 In: Global Networks. 9, 3, p. 399-419 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Educating professionals and professional education in a geographical context.

Faulconbridge, J. R. & Hall, S. 01/2009 In: Geography Compass. 3, 1, p. 171-189 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The ‘war for talent’: unpacking the gatekeeper role of executive search firms in elite labour markets.

Faulconbridge, J., Beaverstock, J., Hall, S. & Hewitson, A. 09/2009 In: Geoforum. 40, 5, p. 800-808 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2008

Airline data for global city network research: reviewing and refining existing approaches.

Derudder, B., Witlox, F., Faulconbridge, J. & Beaverstock, J. 01/2008 In: GeoJournal. 71, 1, p. 5-18 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Airline networks and urban systems.

Derudder, B., Witlox, F., Faulconbridge, J. & Beaverstock, J. 01/2008 In: GeoJournal. 71, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Negotiating cultures of work in transnational law firms.

Faulconbridge, J. R. 07/2008 In: Journal of Economic Geography. 8, 4, p. 497-517 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Managing the transnational law firm: a relational analysis of professional systems, embedded actors and time-space sensitive governance.

Faulconbridge, J. R. 04/2008 In: Economic Geography. 84, 2, p. 185-210 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Organizational professionalism in globalizing law firms.

Faulconbridge, J. R. & Muzio, D. 03/2008 In: Work, Employment and Society. 22, 1, p. 7-25 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

New insights into the internationalization of producer services: Organizational strategies and spatial economies for global headhunting firms

Faulconbridge, J. R., Hall, S. & Beaverstock, J. V. 2008 In: Environment and Planning A. 40, 1, p. 210-234 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Global law firms: globalization and organizational spaces of cross-border legal work.

Faulconbridge, J. R., Beaverstock, J. V., Muzio, D. & Taylor, P. 2008 In: Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business. 28, 3, p. 455-488 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Legal services: opportunities and challenges.

Faulconbridge, J. R. & Muzio, D. 2008 In: Amicus Curiae. 76, p. 14-16 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Book Review: Economic Geography, Past, present and future. Edited by Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen and Helen Lawton Smith.

Faulconbridge, J. R. 03/2008 In: Area. 40, 1, p. 137-141 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Geographies of International Business Travel in the Professional Service Economy.

Faulconbridge, J. R. & Beaverstock, J. V. 02/2008 Mobility and technology in the workplace. Hislop, D. (ed.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2007

London and New Yorks advertising and law clusters and their networks of learning: relational analyses with a politics of scale.

Faulconbridge, J. R. 2007 In: Urban Studies. 44, 9, p. 1635-1656 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Relational knowledge networks in transnational law firms.

Faulconbridge, J. R. 09/2007 In: Geoforum. 38, 5, p. 925-940 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Exploring the role of professional associations in collective learning in London and New York's advertising and law professional service firm clusters.

Faulconbridge, J. R. 2007 In: Environment and Planning A. 39, 4, p. 965-984 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Analysing the Changing Landscape of European Financial Centres: The Role of Financial Products and the Case of Amsterdam.

Faulconbridge, J. R., Engelen, E., Hoyler, M. & Beaverstock, J. V. 06/2007 In: Growth and Change. 38, 2, p. 279-303 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Reinserting the professional into the study of professional service firms.

Faulconbridge, J. R. & Muzio, D. 07/2007 In: Global Networks. 7, 3, p. 249-270 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Book review: Global shift. Mapping the changing contours of the world economy (5th edition) by Dicken, Peter (2007).

Faulconbridge, J. R. 2007 In: Journal of Economic Geography. 7, 6, p. 777-779 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

The Internationalization of Europeâ??s Contemporary Transnational Executive Search Industry.

Beaverstock, J. V., Hall, S. J. E. & Faulconbridge, J. R. 2006 Knowledge-Based Services: Internationalisation and Regional Development. Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 125-152 28 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Stretching tacit knowledge beyond a local fix? Global spaces of learning in advertising professional service firms.

Faulconbridge, J. R. 21/04/2006 In: Journal of Economic Geography. 6, 4, p. 517-540 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Book review: Gertler (2004) Manufacturing culture. The institutional geography of industrial practice. Meric Gertler, Oxford University Press.

Faulconbridge, J. R. 09/2005 In: Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography. 87, 3, p. 237-239 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

London and Frankfurt in Europeâ??s evolving financial centre network.

Faulconbridge, J. R. 10/2004 In: Area. 36, 3, p. 235-244 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

 

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